“I am passionate about teaching and strive to make a difference in students’ lives,” said Muse, who joined the faculty in 2008. “Teaching is what led me to make the career change from public accounting to higher education.”
Muse’s teaching philosophy employs an active learning approach in which students discuss specifically how concepts can be applied in the business world. Students apply the material through role play, debates, case studies, written individual and team assignments, and team projects and presentations.
“In all my years of being involved with interviewing candidates for the outstanding faculty award, this was the most tightly contested award,” said Gordon MacLean, ’86, who was chair of the selection committee.
In selecting Muse, MacLean said there were many considerations including that she was instrumental in developing and championing the Mihaylo Leadership Academy for the full-time MBA program.
In addition, she has a strong publication record. Muse’s research on global work-life/work-family issues has been published in various journals including The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Community, Work and Family. She is also the winner of an Outstanding Paper Award for 2009, received at the annual conference for the Academy of Management.
Muse turned down possible tenure at Western Michigan University to come to Mihaylo which she saw as a college that was making a difference in the academic and business communities.
“I am proud to be a member of Mihaylo College, and am committed to working toward unleashing our potential to enhance our visibility and strengthen our reputation,” said Muse, who received her Ph.D. in Management from Auburn University. “I am dedicated to continuous improvement in my teaching, strengthening my ability to transform students’ lives and better prepare them to be leaders in the business community.”